Reviewed by Meg Massey

In the second book of her Lancaster County Secrets series, author Suzanne Woods Fisher presents readers with Jorie King, a young Amish woman who has waited for several years for her first love, Ben Zook to return home.

Jorie has loved Ben Zook since she was a teenager, and everyone in her community knows it. But when she receives word that Ben has been killed, she finds comfort in the friendship of his oldest brother, Caleb, who also recently lost his wife, Mary Ann to leukemia. And while Caleb’s family and friends try to fix him up with every nice Amish girl in the community, he can’t seem to take his mind off of Jorie. And Jorie, much to her surprise, finds herself looking at Caleb in a whole new light.

But when the unexpected happens, will a new romance continue to grow between these two people? Or will these events drive them apart forever?

Born and raised not too far from Lancaster county Pennsylvania, I love to read about the Amish community and their commitment to God and one another. The Waiting is a great tale about the power of love to overcome the unexpected tragedies that inevitably happen in our lives.

The rich characters of Jorie and Caleb are enriched by interesting supporting characters, such as Caleb’s brothers, Ephraim and Matthew, and his headstrong daughter. My only complaint is that the end seemed to wrap up a little too quickly and abruptly for my taste. I would have liked to read a little more about what happened to these characters. But all in all, this is a very enjoyable read, particularly for those who are interested in the lifestyle of the Amish community.

Rating: 3.5/5

Check out our review of Suzanne Woods Fisher’s The Choice

Meg lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Ryan. Marketing professional by day, freelance writer by night, Meg writes about life, entertainment and everything in between on her blog.

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